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by 368 · 1 minute ago

I just discovered this "Metabolic Reset". I haven't bought it yet, but it sounds like it's based on 1 binge day per week followed by a 24hour fast, on a otherwise low carb diet. Seems to be along the lines of Eat Stop Eat, except Pat seems to... (more)

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by 2393 · 2 minutes ago

Ok, so i just posted this on another comment thread, but I wanted to put it here and ask for any assistance or correction because this is how I understand insulin resistance to begin to happen (or one way at least), but please correct me if I'm... (more)

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by 10653 · 4 minutes ago

I think my question is pretty straightforward. I'm mostly interested in how protein in meat/fish will cause an increase in insulin. And if a person eats a consistently high protein diet, would they (or should they) have any reason to fear?

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Ambimorph 0 · April 05, 2012 at 1:29 AM

There may be some confusion about meat being insulinogenic. The thing is, the amount of glucagon that is also released makes up for it, so it's hardly comparable to something like rice, which is also highly insulinogenic, but without the same... (more)

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by 18 · 4 minutes ago

My wife just was diagnosed with insulin resistance despite she does low carb paleo. We were shocked with the results... She is pretty lean and apparently healthy. Any other causes than bad eating habits??

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Dave_S_ 0 · April 04, 2012 at 4:18 PM

A low carb diet will tend to put you into a state of physiological (or muscular) insulin resistance. This is not the same as true (diabetic) insulin resistance. It's caused by a higher level of free fatty acids in the blood. Three days of eating... (more)

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by 319 · 5 minutes ago

If pre/post workout carbohydrate consumption preferentially replenishes muscle glycogen would carbohydrate consumption before bed preferentially replenish liver glycogen. Since glucose uptake by the muscle would not be increased before bed and... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM

For body recomp / fat loss reasons, I'm currently doing a leangains inspired 16/8 IF, and because it's easiest for me to workout in the morning (yet fast until noon), I started this endeavor being very sensitive to "having enough energy" and liver... (more)

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by 691 · 7 minutes ago

What foods,if any,can you eat before bedtime that won't dramatically effect hormone levels(insulin, growth hormone) during sleep?

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DFH 0 · March 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM

A: Water. Why do you want to eat before bed?

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by 3450 · 9 minutes ago

I can't seem to find a definitive answer as to whether alcohol increases insulin levels. I've seen some info that suggests alcohol raises your sugar level, and other info that suggests it lowers your sugar level, but nothing about insulin... (more)

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Mash 0 · February 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

With pubmed links... Alcohol, insulin sensitivity and health: http://www.leangains.com/2010/07/truth-about-alcohol-fat-loss-and-muscle.html Moderate alcohol consumption improves insulin sensitivity, lowers triglyceride concentrations and... (more)

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by 3217 · 11 minutes ago

So, curious if there's a scientific link here about why some breakfasts make me hungry and some do not. If I skip breakfast (IF): not hungry til lunch, normal rest of the day. If I eat my typical eggs+meat breakfast: not hungry til lunch or even... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · February 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Since the fruits and veggies you mentioned (berries, leafy greens, onions, and garlic) have little by way of carbohydrate, protein, or fat in them (other than the coconut oil you used to saute them in) I would be hesitant to suggest that they are... (more)

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by 360 · 11 minutes ago

Does lactose consumption (of those with the enzyme lactase) have a similar effect to our bodies insulin production as added sugars in SAD foods?

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Shari_Bambino 0 · February 08, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Well it gives an insulin response but not from the lactose alone. A good read from Mark. ( p.s. testing blood glucose is not the same as testing insulin reaction. A food can produce an insulin response without a corresponding rise in bs.) (more)

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by 6709 · 13 minutes ago

After not eating all night long or not eating for 10-12 hours, ones cortisol/glucagon levels should be a little bit elevated, telling the liver to release glycogen into your blood. But here is my issue, does consuming sugar (glucose-fructose) at... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I could just post random bits of articles but I'll have a go at an answer instead. It's all relative. Depending on the situation, the healthiness of the individual, their typical diet etc. There's no absolute mechanistic link between dietary... (more)

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by 205 · 14 minutes ago

Ive been off and on the paleo the last 3 months, but recently ive decided to stick with it. Im currently on week 4 of the paleo, and it's amazing. I initially did it to cure my acne. and so far it has cut out 60% of it. I had acne all on my face,... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 22, 2012 at 12:04 AM

One thing I found helpful to me to cut back on my sugars was to up my fats to feel more satiated (like full fat greek yogurt). That way, I knew that craving sugar wasn't the need for calories, but the sweet tooth. If you do need a source of... (more)

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by 550 · 16 minutes ago

Who do you think is right? Why? As far as I know: Berardi talks about Ecto/Meso/Endomorphs for fat/protein/carb ratios, Calories-In/Calories-Out, and Nutrient Timing (based on your workouts). Taubes talks about eating more fat, less carbs, and... (more)

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Nance 0 · January 13, 2012 at 2:12 AM

I think they both are almost certainly accurate in some assumptions and wrong in others. Berardi is not "paleo" but could probably be called traditional. Berardi and Taubes obviously share an appreciation of the importance of eating healthy... (more)

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by 5904 · 17 minutes ago

I was having a discussion with an obvious LC/VLC and her argument was that insulin was the only factor in weight gain. I personally think that this seems wrong. I am not saying that insulin is not a factor, or not even the biggest factor. ... (more)

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Aravindan_Balasubramanian 0 · January 07, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Insulin as the ONLY factor is absurd. Leptin anyone? Obesity is a multifactorial issue. Attempts to reduce it to a singular factor are laughable. And yes calories do matters. But that does not make CICO any less of a tautology BTW. For... (more)

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by 15226 · 19 minutes ago

What is leptin's relationship to PEPCK? Does it stimulate or suppress it? Would love to hear thoughts on this from the sciencey types on here. edit: I think it's probably got to increase PEPCK... the second study measured a short term leptin... (more)

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akman 0 · July 03, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The Quilt is so far ahead of his time it's not funny. His year old posts are just starting to make sense. From today at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-discovery-cellular-pathways-converge-food.html : Now, researchers at Beth Israel... (more)

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by 323 · 20 minutes ago

I am trying to get my head around the more intricate elements of the body's metabolism and I have a question. From what I understand, elevated blood sugar triggers an increase in insulin which tells the body to start storing that carbohydrate... (more)

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Lucas_Tafur 0 · December 07, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Insulin inhibits ketogenesis. Ketone bodies stimulate insulin. Oxymoron? No. Negative feedback. Ketones are good, too much ketones is bad. Ketones and FFA regulate their own levels by stimulating the release of inhibitory molecules, such as... (more)

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by 8574 · 20 minutes ago

I didn't prepare lunch today which is normally two chicken breasts, broccoli and half an avocado. So today I had to grab something at the local sandwich shop. I opted for a brown bread sandwich with chicken breast and salad. I did though have the... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · December 06, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Get the sandwich and toss the bread.

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by 75 · 22 minutes ago

I recently found out that acorn squash has a score of 75 on the glycemic index scale. I don't want to jack my insulin up and was under the impression that you can temper your insulin response if you add fat? Or did I completely misunderstand... (more)

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thhq 0 · November 13, 2011 at 9:07 PM

That sounds like pretty good soup, to which I'd be adding some freshly ground pepper. Combining 0 GI fat or protein with a high glycemic food depresses the GI of the mix more or less in proportion to the calorie content of the individual... (more)

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by 493 · 27 minutes ago

Via http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/02/magazine/29mag-food-issue.html?ref=magazine#/health Should I Be Afraid of Low-Calorie Sugar Substitutes? BY GARY TAUBES There's not nearly as much reason to fear sugar substitutes as... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 02, 2011 at 5:06 AM

I actually agree with Gary on all the points made. Most sugar substitutes are harmless and the association with cancer and other ill effects are exaggerated or due to administration of massive doses to lab rats. Stevia is slightly hypoglycemic... (more)

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by 55 · 29 minutes ago

I has been mentioned here, and elsewhere too, that the best way to go is via a glucometer. If I am insulin-resistant, the meter should show excess sugar after consuming some insulinogenic... (more)

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Caveman_formally_known_as_Dan 0 · September 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM

paleohacks.com/questions/38224/whey-protein-insulin-spike-2#axzz1Y9WWg4rj I asked a similar question. I think it is more that it is a dairy product that raises bg than the fact that it is liquid although as a type 1 diabetic I've noticed that... (more)

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by 1334 · 30 minutes ago

I have what I'd guess is between 20 and 30 lbs of fat left to lose to get a figure I'd be satisfied with, so I try to keep carbs relatively low. I don't count, but I would estimate I generally land on the low end of the 50-100g/day range Sisson... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · September 08, 2011 at 1:11 PM

I think the only real problem with mixing carbs and fats is when you do so via processed food ... lots of refined sugars & grains and unhealthy fats is no one's prescription for health! So IMO, the answers to your questions are no, you don't... (more)

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by 50 · 33 minutes ago

I was born in 1962 in the UK. We ate normal healthy food - meat & home grown veg (but also homemade cakes!). I was the only fat person in a slim family. I was the fat kid at school (in the 60s and 70s when child obesity didn't exist). I... (more)

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miked_2 0 · August 08, 2011 at 5:03 PM

I wrote this post a long time ago about insulin resistance: https://sites.google.com/site/themikelinks/home/what-s-up-with-insulin-resistance It's totally possible to be born insulin resistant, or at least in a hyperinsulinemic state which will... (more)

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by 195 · 35 minutes ago

Someone over at jackkruse.com asked what constitutes an insulin spike, which I would also like to know. How many points deviation means you have gone passed normal to abnormal. If your fasting bg is 88, you drink a whey protein and it goes up to... (more)

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Aaron_B_ 0 · July 20, 2011 at 7:52 PM

"Insulin spike" is a bit of a misnomer, since it's really your blood sugar that's spiking, because you aren't producing enough insulin to keep up (or are resistant to its effects). Anyway, my understanding is that a healthy, insulin-sensitive... (more)

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by 8858 · 36 minutes ago

In the comments with his latest post, Stephan Guyenet writes: "All this postprandial insulin spikes = fat gain stuff is nonsense as far as I can tell." http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/ Good Calories Bad Calories taught me that insulin is... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · July 06, 2011 at 11:06 PM

This is a great question. Taubes framed his conclusion as an overall reaction to his immersion in the research. He also frequently notes his tendency to prefer the insights of clinicians, who actually have to treat obese patients, to those of... (more)

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by 4283 · 38 minutes ago

Would injecting insulin into insulin resistant fat help eliminate it?

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miked_2 0 · June 20, 2011 at 8:53 PM

No, I think you're misunderstanding insulin resistance. First, the role of insulin: Insulin (very simply) is just a signal to tell your liver, fat, muscles to pickup sugar, fat, nutrients and store them. Think of it this way. Your pancreas... (more)

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by 2977 · 38 minutes ago

New info: The original article is here: http://www.mpg.de/4338096/insulin_eating_behaviour?filter_order=L It discusses some findings in how the insulin impacts the dopamine system, and that that reward system may trigger the compulsion to eat. I... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · June 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

CaveRat - see the thing about articles like this is that they completely annihilate any credibility they may have otherwise been able to build when they make silly statements like that (as mentioned in your question). "Fat-rich foods make you... (more)

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